1-2% of all lung malignancies. 0.2-2 per 100,000 people per year
Potential association with smoking, though not as strong as other bronchogenic cancers
Often present with recurrent PNA or as solitary pulmonary nodule discovered incidentally
Less commonly presents with classic carcinoid syndrome (flushing, GI symptoms, bronchoconstriction) from tumors releasing substances such as serotonin; usually only in larger tumors (>5cm) or in patients with liver metastases)
Posted 10/24/16 09:07:09 AM by Ying Liu
Surgical resection is often curative in early stage disease
Treatment of advanced typical lesions is radiation
Somatostatin analogues, such as octreotide, can be used if tumors light up on octreotide scans
Posted 10/24/16 09:07:33 AM by Ying Liu
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